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Seven Runners Earn Big Sky All-Academic Honors

OGDEN, Utah- Seven Lumberjacks have been named to the Big Sky Conference 2008 Fall All-Academic Team. Requirements include competing in at least half of the team’s competitions, achieving a 3.2 grade point average or better, and completing at least one academic term at the current Big Sky institution.

The men’s team who finished sixth at the NCAA Championships in November placed three student-athletes on the team. The women, who were 25th in the nation had four All-Academic team members.

Big Sky and Mountain Region Champion, David McNeill, adds this academic honor to his All-American junior year. He is joined on the conference squad by senior Morten Bostrom, who finished fifth at the Big Sky meet, and junior Jason Pedersen, who took 14th.

Veronica Pohl, 2008 Big Sky individual champion and NCAA All-American, made the conference squad in her first semester at NAU. Senior Addie Devine and freshmen Kortnee Burton and Vanessa Hancock contributed to the Lumberjacks’ Big Sky championship, while maintaining academic honors.

Fall 2008 Men's Cross Country Big Sky All-Academic Honorees
Morten Bostrom, Sr.- Geography
David McNeill, Jr.- Exercise Science
Jason Pedersen, Jr.- Mechanical Engineering

Fall 2008 Women's Cross Country Big Sky All-Academic Honorees
Kortnee Burton, Fr.- Marketing
Addie Devine, Sr.- Accountancy
Vanessa Hancock, Fr.- Chemistry-Preforensic
Veronica Pohl, Jr.- Educational Leadership